Miami is notorious for its nightlife and yes, we knew this would catch up with us eventually. Our locals are known to chose clubbing over sleeping. Many Concierges have been permanently assigned to night shifts (a night shift runs until 11:30pm or to 1am, depending on each individual hotel) because they cannot wake up in the morning!

Mac's Club Deuce

Mac's Club Deuce on 14th Street, between Washington and Collins Avenue, in South Beach, Photo by Andrew Kaufman

The fact is that there are dozens of nightclubs opening and closing every season. The ones that last and make the most impact are usually the trendy see-or-be-seen places, with the velvet rope, long lines, a doorman, and where you need to dress to impress to get in. Many nightclubs offer guestlists, but a sure-fire way to visit the clubs is to reserve a table with bottle service.

And then there are those places that are exactly the opposite, the hole in the wall salsa club, the low-key jazz or blues lounge, and the dive bars, of which the oldest is Tobacco Road on Miami’s main land and the most notorious, the Deuce in South Beach.